I wasn't familiar with the Shooter's kit. Something I am seriously considering now.
My G43 was Bubba'ed sometime in the 50's or 60's to make a deer rifle. The %$^#&^ cut the sling bar off the upper band and filled in the hole in the stock for the sling. He sanded and varnished the stock. Forget about finding any of the stamps on the stock. I think I can make out a bruise in the wood where the eagle was. The rest is 50+ year old sandpaper dust.
When I got it the stock was about the same orange color and was as shiny as you see on Chinese SKS's. it also had a cut-and-welded 5 round magazine on it, stamped Denmark. All the metal had been painted a semi-gloss black, which hid a LOT of sins on the barrel.
He also didn't take great care of it. The threaded muzzle nut was rusted tight when I got it, and there was a lot of corrosion on the outside of the barrel and front sight base from neglecting to wipe it down after firing corrosive. At least he cleaned the bore and the gas system. The bore is still pretty bright, and the piston is 'acceptable'. The cylinder appears to be still almost perfect.
I got it for, like $50 in the 1970's and brought it back as far as I could with what was there. It now has a 10 round magazine and the stock hole has been re-opened. It is no longer orange, and is as close as I could come at the time to bring it back to the color of the original laminated wood (the new color really doesn't look all that bad). The stock is still 'skinny' and doesn't fit real well to the buttplate from Bubba sanding it to death.
I ended up keeping the black paint on the barrel because what was underneath was REALLY ugly! It is a flat black now, though.
I just don't have the budget to bring it back much further. Replacement stocks are far too pricey, and I am reluctant to drive the front sight out of its rusted base and possibly break something to replace that upper band (if I could find one).
It IS a good 'shooter', though, or was, until I put that Turk ammo through it.
When I get the new carrier for it, I plan to use handloads only, and those will be on the mild side.